The Oakland Athletics are stunned by their September collapse, yet stuck to find a solution. Sonny Gray and the A’s kept tumbling Thursday, falling out of the top AL wild-card spot with a 7-2 loss to Texas that gave the Rangers a three-game sweep. Oakland owned the best record in the big leagues as recently as Aug. 15. We all are.” Texas roughed up Gray (13-9) for four runs in the first inning and won its season-best sixth in a row.

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels spent an hour after their shutout victory over Seattle waiting in the clubhouse, their eyes glued to televisions while the Oakland Athletics blew a ninth-inning lead.

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There’s so little time left to make up ground in saves and steals, but there are options for you nonetheless.

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It was only five weeks ago that the Los Angeles Angels faced a multiple-game deficit in the AL West, but they’ve used that short amount of time to turn the tables of the division race while becoming the first team in baseball to clinch a playoff spot. The Seattle Mariners have far less time to make up the ground necessary if they plan to join them. Los Angeles seeks its 12th victory in 13 tries as it looks to deal the visiting Mariners another blow to their postseason hopes Tuesday night. The Angels (94-56) fell four games back of Oakland on Aug. 10, but they’ve gone 26-7 since to leapfrog the reeling Athletics while opening a 10 1/2-game lead.

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Jon Lester could not find his command. Sam Fuld and Brandon Moss hit solo home runs, Lester combined with three relievers on a seven-hitter and Oakland beat the Seattle Mariners 4-0. Oakland won consecutive games for the first time in three weeks and, more importantly, stretched its edge for a playoff spot. The A’s now hold a 1 1/2-game advantage over Kansas City and a 2 1/2-game lead over the Mariners.

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With his team mired in a tough stretch, Oakland manager Bob Melvin was worried about missed opportunities – especially when a pitch in the dirt with the bases loaded in the 10th inning didn’t scoot far enough to get a runner home. ”So now you’re thinking, ‘My god, how many things can go wrong for us?”’ It went right for the A’s in the end, as Jed Lowrie drew a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the 10th to force in the tiebreaking run and lift the Athletics to a 3-2 victory Saturday night. The Athletics had lost three in a row and five out of six, but this win kept Oakland a half-game ahead of Kansas City for the American League’s first wild card. The Mariners dropped a game behind the Royals for the league’s second wild card.

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